Evangelicals Take Over Gutted Ministry of Justice

Evangelicals Take Over Gutted Ministry of Justice

With the confirmation of Teuta Vodo and Toni Gogu as Deputy Ministers of Justice, Prime Minister Edi Rama has handed over the Ministry of Justice to a team of people not only lacking serious experience in the judicial system, but also curiously explicit in their religious convictions. Already the nomination of political lightweight Etilda Gjonaj, […]

Kosovar Deputy Ministers Have Not Been Confirmed

Kosovar Deputy Ministers Have Not Been Confirmed

Recently, several news outlets reported that Prime Minister Edi Rama had nominated four Kosovar deputy ministers to improve the relations between the two countries and also to establish himself as “leader” of the Albanians in both countries. This move followed earlier, lower-profile incorporations of Kosovar citizens into his government such as Shkëlzen Maliqi as Councillor for […]

Rama 2 Presents Government Priorities for First 100 Days

Rama 2 Presents Government Priorities for First 100 Days

Yesterday the Socialist Party organized its National Assembly, during which the ministers of the Rama 2 government presented their objectives for the first 100 days of government. Minister of Interior Affairs Fatmir Xhafaj Preparation of the legal framework for the vetting process in the ranks of the police; Enforcing community policing; War against organized crime […]

Rama Proclaims One-Party State

Rama Proclaims One-Party State

We are one party! We are one force! That’s how Prime Minister addressed his Socialist deputies yesterday, after he claimed that the Socialist Party, its parliamentary absolute majority, and the government are one. The Prime Minister made his declaration after the signing of a collaboration agreement between the three. This is an agreements that lays […]

AKIP to Rama: Don’t Pass Waste Management Law

AKIP to Rama: Don’t Pass Waste Management Law

Immediately after the publication of the parliamentary agenda for the next three weeks, which includes a discussion of the controversial waste management law, the Allianca against the Import of Waste (AKIP) has asked Prime Minister Edi Rama to “co-govern” with the 90% of Albanians who are against this law. Since 2013, AKIP has opposed legal […]

Rama Determines Parliamentary Committee Chairs

Rama Determines Parliamentary Committee Chairs

During a meeting of the parliamentary group of the PS today Prime Minister Edi Rama has determined the chairs of the different parliamentary committees. Yesterday, the PD and LSI already divided the committees under their direction. The PS will chair 5 committees, the PD 2 and LSI 1. They have been divided as follows: Legal Issues, Public […]

PD and LSI Divide Parliamentary Commissions

PD and LSI Divide Parliamentary Commissions

After the approval of the program of the Rama 2 government, the two main opposition parties divided among themselves 3 of the 8 parliamentary committees allotted to the opposition. LSI’s Petrit Vasili will lead the Committee of Social Issues and Health, whereas the Committee for European Integration and the Committee for Productive Activities, Trade, and Environment will […]